- Posted August 26, 2013 by
South Padre Island, Texas
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BP Gulf Clean Up Complete...Not quite!
BP recently stated that their efforts to clean up the Gulf oil spill is officially complete. I say that these are signs that we shouldn't let them off the hook just yet. After a short 1.5 mile walk on the beach on 8/25, i noticed that the bottoms of my feet were stained badly with oil, although, while walking, there wasn't any evidence that I was walking in contaminated sand. That is until this morning. This 18-20" piece of oil washed up onto the beach in front of our condo. Upon further investigation, there were many smaller pieces that didn't really appear to be oil, but turns out were. It took 4 guys from the Padre Island Beach Patrol to remove the large piece, but what about the others. Are we going to let BIG OIL off the hook this easily?